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King Salman Royal Natural Reserve participates at the international falcons’ expo in Riyadh

King Salman Royal Natural Reserve participates at the international falcons' expo in Riyadh

For the second year in a row, the King Salman bin Abdulaziz Royal Reserve Development Authority is taking part in the fourth edition of the Saudi International Falcons and Hunting Exhibition, which runs from 25 August to the 3rd September, with local and international participation, at the headquarters of the Saudi Falcons Club in Mulham, north of Riyadh.

The reserve’s participation aims to raise awareness of the different types of falcons found in the two reserves, as well as to emphasize the importance of falcons and their role in maintaining ecological balance and biodiversity, their contribution to wildlife conservation, and introducing visitors to the reserve’s natural treasures such as monuments, terrain, and vegetation cover.

The King Salman bin Abdulaziz Royal Reserve is the largest in the Middle East, with up to 14 species living there. There are rare and endangered animals such as the Oryx, bustard, and Reem gazelle.

The reserve participated in the exhibition for the second year in a row, in its fourth edition, after showcasing its rare natural treasures to visitors of the falcon exhibition last year.

The King Abdulaziz Royal Reserve will also take part in the Saudi International Falcons and Hunting Exhibition for the second year.

The reserve has a pivotal role in raising awareness of the importance of national wealth and highlighting the impact of developing natural reserves in preserving wildlife and ensuring its sustainability, thereby improving the quality of life and achieving environmental sustainability, following the Saudi Vision 2030 objectives.

The reserve’s participation in the exhibition aims to strengthen a culture of interest in biodiversity and ecological balance. It helps to combat climate change and reduce desertification by increasing vegetation cover and protecting wild animals from extinction.

It also contributes to the achievement of the “Green Saudi” initiative’s goals of planting 10 billion trees through afforestation projects carried out by the reserve, to plant 3 million seedlings within 5 years.

The reserve announced several initiatives it had implemented in the previous period to preserve endangered wild animals, as it was able to resettle 217 wild creatures from the Oryx, Reem deer, grouse, and Houbara, in addition to organizing several awareness initiatives to preserve the reserve’s natural resources and protect it for today’s and future generations.

The King Abdulaziz Royal Reserve is one of seven royal reserves established by royal order, and it is managed by an independent body chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz.

The reserve is distinguished by its diversity of wildlife, which includes a variety of Arabian Peninsula animals, including the Arabian Oryx, Reem deer, Arabian wolf, plains eagle, brown eagle, and wild cat, as well as a variety of plants such as Harmel, lavender, astragals, acacia, and Sidr.

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